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Q&A with Foreign Service Officer Ryan Hanlon, LW’12

Ryan Hanlon, a 2012 graduate of Drake Law School, is about to embark on another chapter in his life. As a newly commissioned Foreign Service Officer with the United States Department of State, he is currently finishing his initial training at the Department of State and National Foreign Affairs Training Center in Arlington, VA.
July 8, 2013

Drake alumni chosen for 'Lawyers of Color Hot List'

Drake Law School graduates Charles Monterio, Jr., LW’04, and Shannon Redd, LW’10 have been named to the Lawyers of Color Hot List, a group of 100 exceptional early- to mid-career minority attorneys under 40 from the Mid-Atlantic Region who are excelling in the legal profession.
June 26, 2013

Employment statistics place Drake among top schools in nation

Drake Law School’s focus on experiential learning not only gives students the tools to practice law, it produces results.
June 25, 2013

Drake Law School benefactor Dwight Opperman dies at 89

Dwight Opperman, LW’51, the single largest benefactor in Drake University’s history, died on Thursday, June 13 after battling liver cancer for five months. Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 22 at Forest Lawn in Glendale, Calif.

June 24, 2013

Drake Intellectual Property Law Center hosts joint conference with Oxford University

On June 14-15, the Intellectual Property Law Center at Drake Law School hosted the 11th Annual Chinese Internet Research Conference with the Oxford Internet Institute at the University of Oxford.
June 18, 2013

Plant a Mile fundraising dinner scheduled for June 16

Join Drake University for a night of great food and camaraderie at a fundraiser for the Plant a Mile project. These efforts help the Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC) Food Pantry Network provide Central Iowa families access to fresh, locally grown produce.
June 10, 2013

Cartwright renovation close to being finished

Construction is coming to a close on the extensive renovation of Cartwright Hall, the Law School’s primary classroom, office, and student activity venue.
May 30, 2013

Drake 3L argues two cases before Iowa Supreme Court

For some students, their birthday week is a time to celebrate and their finals week is a time to really hit the books. For Samuel Berbano, a current 3L, these two occasions instead marked the two times where he was arguing cases before the Iowa Supreme Court.
May 28, 2013

Law professor honored as Citizen of the Year

Russ Lovell, professor of law at Drake University Law School, has been chosen as Iowa Juneteenth Observance’s Citizen of the Year.
May 23, 2013

Drake Law professor publishes book on HIV/AIDS governance

Peter K. Yu, professor of law and Kern Family Chair in Intellectual Property Law at Drake Law School, recently published The Global Governance of HIV/AIDS: Intellectual Property and Access to Essential Medicines, with Edward Elgar Publishing. The book brought together leading scholars from multiple disciplines, including intellectual property, human rights, public health, and development studies.
May 6, 2013

Mansfield's 'The Sparks Fly Upward' performed at MIT

After a popular debut in Des Moines in 2008, a piece from the opera “The Sparks Fly Upward,” written by Cathy Lesser Mansfield, a professor of law at Drake University Law School, was performed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Holocaust Commemoration on April 8.
May 2, 2013

Drake Law student helps pass legislation

When Sydney Kronkow, a third-year law student from Byron, Ill., started her legislative internship at the Iowa Finance Authority (IFA) in May of 2012, she had no idea she would have the opportunity to see Governor Branstad sign her bill into law.
May 2, 2013

Therapy dogs combat stress at Drake Law

In an effort to help students and faculty combat the stress of finals, the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund hosted therapy dogs.  The Des Moines Register featured the event.
May 2, 2013

Drake Law students work to enhance sustainability in community

Students in Professor Jonathan Rosenbloom's Sustainability and the Law class at Drake Law School are continuing a successful tradition of coordinating with Des Moines area organizations to enhance sustainability in the community.
May 1, 2013

Drake Law team wins ABA Client Counseling nationals

Nathan J. Borland and Katheryn Pearson Thorson, both third year Drake Law Students, were named National Champions at the American Bar Association's National Client Counseling Competition Final Rounds at Baylor University Law School in March.
April 25, 2013